How Do You Switch Call from iPhone to Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Argentine86, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. Argentine86 macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2011
    If you answer a call on your iPhone, how do you switch it over to the watch?

    With bluetooth (car) or headphones, the speaker button turns into a sources button that allows you to switch. But this is not the case with the watch, you can only end the call.
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    I accidentally hit the green phone call bar and it switched over. Then I couldn't figure out how to get it back to watch. Hopefully there is a way.
  3. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    You don't. It works the other way only.
  4. Argentine86 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2011
    That's a bummer, I hope it's in an update. I've had it come up a few times when I want to move around the room without holding/carrying my phone (both at work and at home)
  5. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Honestly, I hope there isn't an update. Talking on speakerphone is already bad etiquette. Talking to your wrist isn't much better (unless you're alone).
  6. mightyjabba macrumors 65816


    Sep 25, 2014
    I think the idea is that talking on the watch is always going to be a quick substitute for talking on the phone, so it's unlikely that you'd want to switch from the phone to the watch.
  7. simonx314 macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2015
    I can transfer call audio to my iPhone's speaker, so why not the speaker on my Watch? I have already had several phone calls on my Watch while walking around my house, it is very convenient not to have to hold anything or have a headset on, and the callers say I sound great.

    When I press the Bluetooth/Speaker button on my iPhone during a call, I have the option to transfer the call to my shower radio, which has terrible call audio quality, but not my Apple Watch???!?
  8. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    As far as I know you can't send a call back to the iPad either. I can answer on my watch, pad, or phone but in the end once it goes to the phone it stays there. Its based on the idea the phone is the center of everything. Once you get to the center there should be no reason to go out but like everything else, choice is nice.
  9. rendezz macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2016
    Go to Watch -> Phone -> Push Audio button at bottom of screen
  10. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2015
    This. It's entirely possible.
  11. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    Just tested this and it works, though it's not 'Push Audio', it shows the active call, with a grey bar at the bottom, you ship that up and you see the airplay logo with 'Apple Watch', tap that and audio transfers to the watch :)

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  12. comics addict macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2013
    Thanks for discovering/explaining this. I was crazy looking for a way to do this. Only wish it was more obvious than that.

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